HIGH COUNTRY SINFONIA – The Sopris Soleil

MAY 12 @ 7:00 PM
SHOW @ 7:00 p.m. // DOORS @ 6:00 p.m.
FREE WITH RSVP // DONATION UP TO $20 SUGGESTED
Genre: Chamber Orchestra

Join us for High Country Sinfonia’s first TACAW appearance.
Their Spring Concert Series is a program of lesser-known composers and deep voices from the string orchestra – cello and viola. Three pieces highlight the cello section: Sarah Graf will perform the cello concerto in B minor by Vivaldi; the unaccompanied cello section will perform Cello Song by The Piano Guys and the William Tell Overture choir. The viola section is represented by Jalen Lee performing Hindemith’s restlessness, Trauermusik.

High Country Sinfonia Founder and Board Chair Wendy Larson announced the selections saying, “We wanted to feature plays and voices that will be new and exciting to audiences. Highlighting our lower strings is one way to do this.

The concerts will also feature two pieces by relatively unknown composers. Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite was written in 1926 but is reminiscent of the Renaissance in its Baroque dance format. The Suite for String Orchestra was written by young London composer and violinist Libby Croad, reflecting the orchestra’s commitment to performing works by women, people of color and living composers.

Soloists Sarah Graf and Jalen Lee also commented on the concert program. “Vivaldi conveys extraordinary variety and creativity in his cello concertos. I chose this one because it shows its connection to the ‘soul’ of the cello with an immense range of emotion, alongside the anticipated thrilling virtuoso passages that the solo cello and orchestra can enjoy,” said said Ms. Graf. Ms Lee added: “Hindemith, who composed many works for viola, is known for his experimental harmonies. This piece was written in 1936 to commemorate the death of England’s King George V, and I hope it brings comfort and peace to our audience in these trying times.



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